Taken from Rays of the Dawn - Selfishness

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Selfishness is the opposite of generosity. It is an offspring of greed and originates in the self-preservation instinct. Selfish people are concerned solely with their own needs, wants, and desires.

In the last analysis, selfishness means that a person is living for him or herself alone, unconcerned as to the welfare of others, disinterested in any organization -- be it local, state or national.

We are all in love with ourselves to a certain extent. No one wants to change places with anyone else without being assured of personal gratifications.

We are all necessarily self-centered. We tend to concentrate on those things that concern us personally and those things that we customarily identify with our real selves.

Yet, if all people were selfish, society would be chaos. Fortunately, many people have evolved far enough to have eliminated this undesirable trait.

Were this not true, governments, organizations, and social gatherings would be impeded by the selfish.

In this world we should recognize that we are on equal footing with our associates.

If we should gain the desirable things of life such as wealth, prestige, or fame, we should realize that we acquired them either by chance or by the operation of Natural Law.

We should entertain no selfish desire to take away what someone else has rightfully earned.

Many people, due to the operation of Natural Law, acquire riches.

Others live in comparative poverty.

Those who live in poverty and who do not understand the operation of the Law will be inclined by comparing their own plight and other, to become selfish to the extent of criticizing, even hating, those more fortunate.

Some individuals have an abundance of the good things of life -- more, in fact, than they need. Instead of sharing their excess worldly goods among those less fortunate, they are guilty of ignoring the apparent need of others. Here, again, is an expression of selfishness. If these individuals understood the Natural Law involved, they would comprehend Jesus' teaching, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."

Many an overambitious person who has used selfishness and greed to amass wealth has sought to relieve self-condemnation by engaging in a program of charity and social welfare.

Although there is a certain amount of pride and self-satisfaction involved in such philanthropy, still such activities tend to sublimate the baser emotions of greed and selfishness. Even in our homes, where selfishness should find no refuge, many an individual will shower loved ones with gifts on certain occasions to ease the giver's conscience about his or her habitual selfishness.

One of the most difficult lessons we have to learn in life is that we are ONE with all people. Since we are individuals, we are so absorbed in thinking of self that we tend to ignore the Only through such an understanding can we bring help to our friends and neighbors -- who are ONE with us in spirit and in essence.

Rays of the Dawn Thurman Fleet Chapter 7 Page 47

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The Kimmy Sharing Light show

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I learned a hard truth today in my journey. Thanks Junior.

I don't like accepting things I cannot change. I see an opportunity in changing everything, at every moment, for every situation.  Anything less is failure. This is my downfall.

I live with high expectations for myself, and with that, I live with even higher expectations from those that should have learned from my mistakes and how I triumph over them!  OH MY GOODNESS.  Are you getting a glimpse in my crazy psyche??  LOL.  This is a great awakening.

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Each person is like an actor who wants to run the whole show, that's me, "The Kimmy Show. "

All this pressure, of running, promoting, sharing, "The Kimmy Show"  and setting the expectation that all who don't follow my ideas, will fail, cause I am sharing light dammit!! LISTEN or despair.

Junior tells me, "Your not unique like you think you are."
Kimmy says, "Who do you think you are? Yes,  I am  KIMMY of  KIMMY SHARING LIGHT"

I thought I would take a different approach, helping, sharing. However, after negative response, I was brought to a different realization. Some people don't want help, and some families would rather find something, or someone to blame, (even their own genes), in lieu of trying.

It is not my place to help the world, nor judge when someone refuses.

Of course, I don't "get it."  And asking why now just seems moot.

  1. What is my intent? 
  2. Does it affect me, or my immediate family?

If the answer is no, am I even bothered? Or is my ego telling me I SHOULD be bothered?

Kimmy Sharing Light, also means, Kimmy Letting Go.

I can focus on doing more, for myself, and family.  I am blessed with wonderful family, inlaws, nieces and nephews. 


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Week ending Responsibility

Saturday, October 16, 2010

It has been a long week, with my family and myself under the weather. We stayed strong, didn't miss work, and most of all, took care of our responsibilities.

Whether it is work, school, volunteer work, a commitment is important to take seriously.

Our society lets us blame "dis-eases" and "gene pool factors" for our failures, however excuses are only excuses. Responsibility will always be better to help the next generation.

Now it is the weekend, the sun is shining, and it is our time as a family to bond, and spend time together.

Update on Alyssa.  Besides working full time, school three nights a week, and softball, she has started writing for The Two Cents.com  Right now, she is the reviewer for Sons on Anarchy, an awesome show on Tuesdays on FX.  She is hoping to pick up a few more shows in January/February 2011. 

You can find her first two articles here.

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend with their loved ones.

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Ben Stein confession - a must add for Sharing Light

Monday, October 11, 2010

Only hope we find GOD again before it is too late ! !

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.

My confession:

I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees, Christmas trees... I don't feel threatened..


I don't feel discriminated against.. That's what they are, Christmas trees.

It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, 'Merry Christmas' to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu ... If people want a creche, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.

Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her 'How could God let something like this happen?' (regarding Hurricane Katrina).. Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response.. She said, 'I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?'

In light of recent events... terrorists attack, school shootings, etc.. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about.. And we said okay..

Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with 'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.'

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit.

If not, then just discard it... no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.

My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully,
Ben S


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The Light is in your Heart

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The light is in your heart.
It is pointless to seek elsewhere.
The sacred mountain is in your heart.
Everyone has a magic temple inside,
just meditate inside.

Nan Huai Chin

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Not Fooling anyone

Friday, October 8, 2010

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.

I think the truth of that statement stands alone, don't you?

Everything comes full circle.

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Feeling Good

Friday, October 1, 2010

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Muse's cover of Nina Simone's version of 'Feeing Good' has been named the best cover song of all time. Music fans voted online in an NME.COM poll

Birds flying high you know how I feel
Sun in the sky you know how I feel
Reeds driftin' on by you know how I feel

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good

Fish in the sea you know how I feel
River running free you know how I feel
Blossom in the tree you know how I feel

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good

Dragonfly out in the sun you know what I mean, don't you know
Butterflies all havin' fun you know what I mean
Sleep in peace when the day is done
And this old world is a new world
And a bold world
For me

Stars when you shine you know how I feel
Scent of the pine you know how I feel
Oh freedom is mine
And I know how I feel

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good

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